First of all my apologies if this is considered inappropriate for this site but, being in need of advice, I thought the considerable number of people on here with many diverse backgrounds and experiences might be able to assist me.
Secondly, this is not my problem (in so far as it is not me who is the alcoholic and pretending it is a third party) but genuinely someone else (the son of a very good business associate, Not from UK but having property & business here but living in 3rd World with little or no options at his locality).
Third (possibly irrelevant but to give guidance on what could be done) the amount of money needed to fix this is of no consequence to the father.
Problem 1 is that the son does not admit he has a problem but his actions (which I will refrain from detailing) are evidence enough of a serious problem. Previous treatment in the US has failed and the situation is approaching desperate.
Problem 2 is that he does not drink a hugely excessive amount of alcohol - it is just that his body appears to be unable to handle it whereas his brother can drink a very large amount and still remain in control (mentally & physically).
My initial thoughts are to book him in the Priory - but around £30K (ish) for a few weeks is a lot if it does not work? Does anyone have 1st hand experience of their work and could anyone recommend them - or recommend an alternative.
Should I call alcoholics anonymous - if I am not the (directly) affected person?
I will answer all PM's if that is anyone's preference.
Thanks in advance.